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Mitre Peak, Fiordland.

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Adventure in style on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Explore the southern coast of Southland on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.  Read the story . . . 

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Mirror Lakes Walk

Stroll among small lakes with lovely reflective views of the Earl Mountains on this easy access short walk off Milford Road.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Must Do's: South Island Road Trips Travel Guide

Start planning your next road trip with great attractions, accommodation and things to see and do in the South Island with our 2021 Must-Do's travel guide.  Read the story . . . 

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Walk, ride or drive along Ōreti Beach

Ōreti Beach runs for 26 kilometres along the southern coast of the South Island.  Read the story . . . 

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Key Summit Track on the Routeburn Track

Enjoy panoramic views over Fiordland mountains and alpine lakes plus native vegetation and birdlife on this fantastic, easy half-day walk on the Routeburn Track from the Milford Road. Read the story . . . 

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Get lakeside at Manapōuri

At 444 metres, Fiordland’s Lake Manapōuri is the second deepest lake in New Zealand.   Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Drive a bulldozer in Invercargill

In Invercargill, you can try your hand at operating seriously heavy machinery, with no special licence required.  Read the story . . . 

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The Kepler Track: blazing a new trail

The Kepler Track near Te Anau showcases vast tussock-covered ridgelines and spectacular alpine vistas, contrasting peaceful lakeside and valley beech forest in a must-do wilderness adventure. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Te Anau to Milford Sound Piopiotahi Highway: the journey into the heart of Fiordland.

If you want to take in Fiordland’s wilderness, vastness and beauty without being drenched in that seemingly perpetual rain, take the Piopiotahi Highway. Read the story . . . 

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Stewart Island Rakiura: a world away

New Zealand’s third largest island, Stewart Island is a unique, curious place that is well worth a visit. Read the story . . . 

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Hollyford Valley: not your average walk

While less popular than the nearby Milford and Routeburn tracks, Hollyford Valley is nonetheless one of the South Island’s great tramping experiences. Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Paddle a kayak in Milford Sound

Milford Sound is the best-known and most accessible of all the fiords in Fiordland National Park. Read the story . . . 

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